RCMP talks priorities with Falher town council

Richard Froese
South Peace News

Falher residents are encouraged to contact McLennan RCMP about policing, crime and safety issues in the community.

McLennan RCMP Sgt. Mark Hall spoke to Town of Falher council at its regular meeting June 9.

The RCMP is promoting community engagement to help make community safer.

“We, at the McLennan detachment, have seen very good community participation in our online community meetings,” Hall said during his quarterly visit to council.

“They have been a great way to get feedback from the community and will continue periodically throughout the year.”

Hall says the commanding officer of the RCMP K-Division [Alberta] has directed all detachments throughout the province to focus on efforts to engage with as many demographics in communities as possible.

Crime reduction is the second area of priority with a focus around property crime.

“Detachment members are using intelligence-led approaches and partnering with the community as well as Western Alberta District specialized units to continue improving on public safety,” Hall says.

That is proving positive results from statistics from January to May in 2021 and 2020.

“Statistics show a 13 per cent decrease in criminal offences in 2021 from the same period in 2020,” Hall says.

Road safety is the third priority with a focus on speeding.

“With the good weather and dry roads, speeds tend to increase on our roadways which can come with more serious injuries when involved in collisions,” Hall says.

RCMP members are using a multitude of tools and partnering with the Peace River Provincial Traffic Unit to make safer roads for all motorists.

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